“”What do you want me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, let me recover my sight.””
Luke 18:41 ESV
We may feel awkward at times really saying what we want but the Lord is not scared of what you are going to ask for. He’s not surprised nor terrified by what you are asking, as though it’s too hard for Him. In fact the blind beggar had been told to quiet down and not bother Jesus with such a request. But look at what Jesus does: He stops and talks to the man.
Jesus is first of all most interested in us knowing that He sees us even if you can’t see Him. The man was blind as we have been told but the man could hear Him perfectly well. Listening for Jesus will help us see Him at work around us. When we can’t see Jesus, we need to cry out to Him. He hears us. He sees us. He wants us to be whole.
Jesus takes the time to ask him what He wants. When the Son Of God asks us what we want, don’t be religious and say something we think He wants to hear. The man didn’t ask for enlightenment or spiritual wisdom; he asked for his eyesight back! Some people try to look god and sound good but the desires of the heart are different. Be honest and transparent with God…He already knows anyway!
Lastly remember that it is faith in Jesus that makes us whole. The blind man was able to see again because of his faith in Jesus and calling out to Him. This doesn’t always mean we will get what we want but there’s nothing wrong with giving our requests to God.
The blind man followed Jesus after he was healed. This was to honor and glorify God. Regardless of what Jesus does in our lives, we are to give honor and glory to Him. There are many things Christ has done in our lives already. Continue to being your requests to God but don’t forget to praise and worship Him until then.
What is it you want? Have you been specific about your desires?
How have you been hearing God in your life lately?
Has your vision of Jesus been off?
In what way has Jesus shown you He’s hearing you?